Just to be completely oddball about this whole fitness thing, I’ve decided to make it both more concrete and more abstract all at the same time. Concrete? Assign a quantitative goal. Abstract? Attach said quantitative goal to a random fiction and put said fiction into an electronic format.
I’m a quantitative goal kind of guy. I’ve been around for thirty-odd (emphasis on odd) years, and I know this is what tends to work for me and my neurotic little brain. So, if you look in the sidebar you may notice that I’ve put up a little status bar. I’ll be keeping track and for every kilometer I run (on or off the treadmill) I’ll record it and add it to the total. The abstraction? The goal is to run from Edmonton to Vancouver. This run will occur HYPOTHETICALLY only, of course, but the total kilometers of 1160 (according to Google) will be the real destination.
A couple technicalities: First, The treadmill measures in MILES, not KILOMETERS so I’m converting using the factor of 1.61(x) based on what the treadmill says. In the summer (when the streets are not so icy) I’ll make use of the site MapMyRun.com to get ground distances. Second, the counter only measures in WHOLE numbers, so standard rounding rules apply.
This could take a while, so sit back and shake your head. You know you want to.